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Ceprotin Side Effects

Generic Name: protein c

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of protein c. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Ceprotin.

For the Consumer

Applies to protein c: intravenous powder for solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by protein c (the active ingredient contained in Ceprotin). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking protein c, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

More common:
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness
  • fast or irregular breathing
  • itching
  • lightheadedness
  • skin rash
  • swelling of eyes or eyelids
  • tightness in chest and/or wheezing
  • trouble with breathing
Incidence not known:
  • Blurred vision
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • fever
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with protein c may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Incidence not known:
  • Increased sweating
  • restlessness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to protein c: intravenous powder for injection


Immunologic side effects have included hypersensitivity or allergic reactions (itching and rash) and lightheadedness.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included hemothorax.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included fever and restlessness.[Ref]


Cardiovascular side effects have included hypotension.[Ref]


Metabolic side effects have included hyperhidrosis.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Ceprotin (protein C)." Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL.

Not all side effects for Ceprotin may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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